Free Press Journal
  • UN chief condemns Jalalabad terror attack on Sikhs, Hindus

    United Nations: UN chief Antonio Guterres has strongly condemned the suicide attack in Afghanistan’s Jalalabad city that killed 19 people, mostly Sikhs and Hindus, asserting that any attack targeting civilians is “unjustifiable” and in clear violation of international law.

  • UN chief Antonio Guterres ‘outraged’ by terror attacks in Afghanistan

    United Nations: UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has expressed outrage over the series of terrorist attacks in Afghanistan, with a top UN official in the country saying the attacks on journalists ahead of World Press Freedom Day is a “direct assault on the freedom of expression”.

  • New UN chief wants consensus but faces antagonistic Trump

    United Nations : Antonio Guterres took the reins of the United Nations on New Year’s Day, promising to be a “bridge-builder” but facing an antagonistic incoming US administration led by Donald Trump who thinks the world body’s 193 member states do nothing except talk and have a good time.

  • Syrian Refugees

    Refugees: A humanitarian crisis

    That a very small section of the refugees has shaken the foundations of the tranquil and normally-placid Europe with some stray acts of terror at the behest of the IS is all that concerns Europeans and the rest of the world. Knowledge of the humanitarian crisis in all its dimensions is grossly deficient.

  • Ban appoints Mexican diplomat to head UN climate change office

    United Nations: UN chief Ban Ki-moon has appointed a veteran Mexican diplomat as the head of the global body’s newly upgraded climate change office which last year oversaw the international negotiations, leading to a historic climate pact. Patricia Espinosa Cantellano, 57, was appointed the Executive Secretary of UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) by UN Secretary-General Ban.

  • UN chief arrives in Beirut Syria talks to adjourn in Geneva

    Beirut: The UN chief has arrived in Lebanon on an official visit that comes as the UN-brokered peace talks in Geneva between the Syrian government and the opposition are to adjourn until later in April. Ban Ki-moon is to meet top Lebanese officials and discuss regional matters. Lebanon, which has taken in over 1 million Syrian refugees, also has a UN peacekeeping force that maintains security along the Lebanese-Israel border.

  • Ban Ki-moon

    UN chief Ban Ki-moon slams deadly terrorist attacks in Yemen

    United Nations: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Friday strongly condemned terrorist attacks on two mosques in Yemen’s capital Sanaa and called on “all Yemeni sides to immediately cease all hostile actions and exercise maximum restraint”. “The secretary general strongly condemns the terrorist attacks on two mosques during Friday prayers in Sanaa, as well as on a government building and mosque in Sadah, which have killed and wounded dozens of people,” deputy UN spokesperson